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10/05/2013 04:17 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2013

Government Shutdown: Washington Deadlocked As Negotiations Stretch Into Fifth Day (LATEST UPDATES)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29:  An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridloc
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The 2013 government shutdown has reached day five, with Congress still apart on budget negotiations.

Reuters reports where the House stood entering its weekend session:

The U.S. House of Representatives prepared for a Saturday session but with no expectations of progress on either the shutdown or a measure to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt ceiling. Congress must act by Oct. 17 in order to avoid a government debt default.

Republican House Speaker John Boehner tried on Friday to squelch reports that he would ease the way to a debt ceiling increase, stressing that Republicans would continue to insist on budget cuts as a condition of raising the borrowing authority.

Below, the latest updates from the shutdown:

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